Date: 26th February 2018 at 12:20pm
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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at the Bet365 Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Stoke City FC have teamed up with Football Aid – www.footballaid.com – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to play at the bet365 stadium on Wednesday 6th June 2018, KO 6.30pm, while raising valuable funds for the Stoke City Community Trust.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 16 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Jack Butland, Ryan Shawcross, Maxim Choupo-Moting, Xherdan Shaqiri and the rest of the squad do every other week.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Stoke City replica shirt in the official changing rooms, experience the thrill of walking down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out onto the hallowed turf proudly sporting your official playing kit and represent The Potters in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at the bet365 stadium have also been supported by a host of fantastic club legends in recent years, with the likes of Terry Conroy, Denis Smith, Carl Beeston, Wayne Biggins, Andy Cooke, Philip Heath, Amdy Faye, Mike McDonald, Carl Dickinson, Wayne Thomas, Andy Griffin, John Ruggiero (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £155 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Stoke City game, you’ll then have two options: Opt 1: Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win a place on your Field of Dreams, or Opt 2: Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment. Positions close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period, the first of the positions closed on Tuesday 13th February and final positions closing Wednesday 14th March.

Stoke City fan Andrew Donald took part in a previous year and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“This was a fantastic event which was all that I expected, it was truly about living the dream. Absolutely excellent, wouldn’t hesitate in doing it again. Can’t actually believe we didn’t equalise in the second half, but that was down to some superb goalkeeping! Thanks to Football Aid for a brilliant evening.”

So if you’re keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com and sign up today! If you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail: info@footballaid.com, post on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/footballaid or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001 Football Aid have allowed over 17,800 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 674 matches all over the UK, while raising over £2.3M for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Founder Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the Stoke City Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.